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- a retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating
- New Yorkers have suspected that the city's worst schools are in the costive squalor of Harlem.
- Weizmann proclaimed a conception of Zion far above the costive strivings of Israeli nationalism.
- By 1883 Saratoga hotels had a capacity of 12,500, sheltered 100,000 costive, gouty, giddy visitors a summer season.